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Women of sports. The best of the best in track & field
Rutledge, Rachel.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Discusses the past and present of women's track and field and presents biographies of eight notable competitors, including Sally Barsosio, Cathy Freeman, and Angela Williams.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 2.0 28931.

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GV697.A1 R89 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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An introduction to women's track and field is followed by a brief history which focuses on some of the sport's past stars and pioneers. Each of eight chapters features an athlete with information on her early on her early life, how she got to where she is today, her athletic accomplishments, quotes from her and about her, a tip or playing technique, statistical charts, and, most important, a defining moment in her athletic career. Featured athletes are Sally Barsosio, Gaff Devers, Stacy Dragila, Cathy Freeman, Emma George, Marion Jones, Inger Miller, and Angela Williams. The final chapter of the book will look at the future of the sport and identify some up-and-coming stars.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Covering eight athletes from America and other countries, this book introduces some of the new stars in these events. A brief history of the sport is followed by a two-page tribute to the late Florence Griffith Joyner. Short chapters focus on each woman's career, include a boxed section called "Getting Personal" that lets readers know what she is like off the field, and are packed with full-color photographs. Although other books have been written about Gail Devers, the other athletes are newcomers who may have only been covered in newspapers and magazines. A great resource for any public or school library.-Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.